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Brewed by Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Lot, Beersel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 793   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Schaarbeekse Kriek follows the same process of Oude Kriek. This Kriek is made exclusively with hand-picked local wild Schaarbeekse sour cherries.

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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Poured from a 2011 750 mL bottle into a tulip. There is a soft pop as the cork is released, and the pour into my glass has an energetic level of carbonation. The beer itself is a hazy dark pink rapsberry color throughout, with a few resplendent bubbles visibly rising from the bottom of glass. A gentle off-white head relaxes to a ring around the edge for most of the glass. A robust cherry aroma is not overly strong but is definitely the most noticeable aroma. At first the cherries seem sweet and creamy, but there is a slightly sharp tartness that adds a little bit of an edge. Lemony lambic notes, tannic cherry skin, and some oaky red wine notes. As it warms the farmyard funk comes through, although it is not dominant by any means. The Schaerbeekse cherries come through immediately. Once the fruit base is set, the tartness starts to build, bringing in notes of lemon and oak, and a bit of tannic vinous fruit. The lambic in the form of lactic acidity and the sweet cherries play off of each other for the majority of the sip. Just a bit of Bretty funk adds a background complexity. There is a mineral note in the finish. As compared to some other fruit lambics, this has a somewhat richer body and creamier nature. The carbonation is smooth and gentle as opposed to crisp, which makes it feel undercarbonated at times. In reality, it is simply more of a subtle carbonation to go along with its subtle flavor. Even though it is tart and sour, I do not sense that it is overly acidic. I enjoyed drinking this Kriek for sure. My fruit lambic preference goes to Cantillon, but this is a serious lambic.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (3520) - GREECE - MAY 3, 2017
750 ml bottle (v2011) shared wt the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Thank you Dylan for bringing this! Dark red color with pinkish head. Yeasty aroma, funky, tart fruity, cherries -berries. Sweet and acidic fruity taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndySnow (7501) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2017
How: Bottle, 2006 vintage.
Where: Tasting at Bjrn, 2017-03-04.
Appearance: Dark pink/red colour with a small pink head.
Aroma: Cherries, sour, fruit.
Body: Light to medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Cherries, fruit, sour.

Earlier Rating: 10/17/2012 Total Score: 3.2
Sample @ SBWF 12. Hazy red colour with a small white head. Lots of cherry in the aroma. Flavour is fruity, sour, cherry.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grumbo (2561) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2017
Bottle shared at 3 Fonteinen Lambik-o-droom. Pours cloudy dark pink with no head. Aroma of sour cherry, leather, wood, straw. Light sweetness, heavy sour. Light to medium body, soft carbonation. Finish is dry, sour, cherry.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuckeyeBoy (7388) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 8, 2017
750ml bottle at the brewery. Pours out deep red topped with a pink head. Nose is great rich tart sweet cherries barnyard barrel notes. Taste is more of the nice heavy hitting cherries sweet and funky tartness.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pastymc (43) - Niscemi, ITALY - FEB 1, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2017 Bottiglia da 75 cl presso 3 Fonteinen di Lot (lambik o?droom). Schiuma ros volatile e poco persistente, colore rosso fragolino. Al naso stalla, calzini sporchi ma coadiuvati dallodore di ciliegie selvatiche che avvolge. Al gusto unesplosione acida di frutta con un finale acido e astringente ma non acetico. Carbonatazione molto vivace, da stile. Direi perfetta nel suo stile in tutte le sfaccettature.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (1753) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2017
Bottle at Akkurat. Pours clear burgundy with a pink circumference head. Aroma is slight funky cheesy feet, cherries and a hint of cinnamon. Taste is cherry sweet, cinnamon, mild-high sour, oak.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mariuspoenari (2555) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2017 Bottle at the brewery. Hazy ruby pour with a fine-grained pink head. Tons of sour cherries, cherry cores, raw almonds, minerals, barnyard funk, macerated cherries. Very dry, light and refreshing. Delicious.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sissio (1591) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 12, 2017
bottle @ home clear cherry peach, minimal pink head cellar, black cherry liquor light astringency, black cherries, sour

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (3351) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed at a tasting Kyle finally made it to at Mickeys on December 01. 750 mL bottle, 2005 vintage. The pour is a dirty reddish color with a thicker pink head and a couple spots of lace as it falls to a film. This is an interesting thing. There is a plastic VOC thing happening on the nose. There is a light rubber band thing going on that Im not crazy about. There is a good amount of cherry and a nice tartness, but its just not as crisp and clean as I was hoping it would be. The flavor is much of the same. The cherry is a little dry and the VOCs and rubber band are still prevalent. The mouth feel is thicker and syrupy with a brighter carbonation and a lingeringly sweet and tart cough syrup thing happening that just doesnt do it for me. Maybe this needs to be a little fresher.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DerGantzel (410) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2016
A delicious kriek from 2011. Round in the taste with medium-high sourness. Dark red liquid with an exceptionel white head. Average carbonation and full body with long lasting taste of cherries. Fantastic experiance.


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